Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
, places of my childhood no longer exist. >> after sandy ravaged the jersey shore days prior to the election, the nations of governor chris christie, a romney supporter, buddying up to president obama. >> when you know you have a responsibility to those folks, you could give a dam about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> what is chris christie's political future? >> re-election looks quite probable, to the point where the mayor of newark, seen as his principal opponent, has decided to look in other venues to pursue his own political future. he record the highest favorable job rating ever found in any governor of new jersey in its history after his handling of sandy. >> that that natural disaster and the reaction of governor christie and the reaching out to the president -- did that help president obama? >> it certainly did. i do not think it was decisive. if the election had been held a week earlier, you look at the polls on that day, but it was a lot closer. i think obama would have won, but it would not have been an electoral landslide. i think his 2.8% advantage
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
138,000 jobs in october. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thursday's session the judge urged the two sides to reach a settlement on a global level. she indicated that her court is ready to do everything in its power for that purpose. but apple and samsung remained wide apart in their claims. the california court plans to hand down a separate ruling for each of the many cases the two firms have been fighting, making judgments on the amounts of damages and which types of samsung devices violate apple's patent rights.
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
, listen, we all came out and helped during hurricane sandy." if it's the collectivity of, "listen, i come from this community. in this community we have pride. in this community we try to help each other." i think that there's always been a number of stories that contest and work against this idea of this sort of crazy individualism in america. and both have always been present. and i think that there's a great calling. there's a great combat between the two of them. and i guess part of me thinks that collectivity and helping your society and being civic-mindedness is as much a part of what it means to be an american as being this big peak winner, this peak person at the top. >> but that former story's not the one we've been hearing punctuated or accentuated the last 40 years, right? >> well, no, i mean, i think we hear it in different places. but do we hear it with the biggest megaphone? no. the biggest megaphones want to talk about the person on top. they want to talk about the hero, the winner. but the little megaphones, you're in a library with your librarian, you're working at t